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 June 22, 2015
Jean-Marc Poli Appointed New General Manager of PARKROYAL Yangon

 Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Jean-Marc Poli as the new General Manager of PARKROYAL Yangon in Myanmar.

A widely lauded hotel, PARKROYAL Yangon has been named Myanmar's Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards for the past three years. Located at the fringe of the Central Business District, the 333-room hotel is a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport and within walking distance to iconic landmarks such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market and City Hall.

Scheduled to complete an 18-month long phased refurbishment in July, PARKROYAL Yangon now presents elegant public spaces, light-filled guestrooms, flexible event facilities as well as exciting dining and entertainment concepts that include an all-day dining restaurant, new Si Chuan Dou Hua Chinese restaurant, the ever-popular Shiki-Tei Japanese restaurant and trendy dance venue Club 5.

Jean-Marc will be responsible for the operations and all-round performance of PARKROYAL Yangon. In his role, he will also have oversight of PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw, a picturesque 90-room hotel which opened last April in Myanmar's capital.

Of dual French and Italian nationality, Jean-Marc brings to Pan Pacific Hotels Group 28 years of industry experience across Europe and Asia, with a strong emphasis on Food & Beverage operations. He has enjoyed successful tenures with established hotel companies such as Hilton International, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, and Kempinski Hotels in numerous countries including Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Italy and Maldives.

Most recently, Jean-Marc was General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Costa de Sol, Spain where he led the 145-unit property to attain stronger financial profitability, operational efficiency and improved guest satisfaction rankings.

"Jean-Marc is a highly experienced hotelier with a global mindset, possessing a rich depth of operational knowledge, strategic planning capabilities and commitment to driving service and performance excellence. He is well-poised to lead PARKROYAL Yangon in its next stage of growth as the hotel marks another milestone with the completion of its extensive refreshment. We warmly welcome Jean-Marc to the Group and look forward to achieving great things with him." says Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia's most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with more than 11,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: "Pan Pacific" and PARKROYAL. "Pan Pacific" is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific.